LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" brings the story of the country star's upbringing to television screens next week in a film that takes its name from one of her songs.
The film, set in 1955 in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains, is not a musical nor a Parton biopic yet "a family-oriented faith-based story", NBC said.
"It's very emotional, very personal to us & I think it's time that we put it out because I think on TV we are missing a few things approximately family & faith, so it just seemed to be the right time," Parton said on Wednesday.
"I ain't getting no younger & I wanted to live to see this movie on screen, so I was very proud the way that it turned out."
Alyvia Alyn Lind plays the young Parton in the movie.
"It was so much pleasant playing her & she was so nice & sweet," she said. "The first time I saw her, I felt like I've known her my whole life."
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" airs on NBC on Dec. 10.
(Reporting by Reuters Television in Los Angeles; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian in London; Editing by Louise Ireland)